Today, DCM, an early stage global venture capital firm, announced its inaugural Cannabis Technology Summit, CannTech, which will be held in the Silicon Valley. "Highly-curated event features CEOs from world-leading companies, and discussions on salient topics at the intersection of cannabis, technology, and capital. In addition, the event will feature a startup pitch competition with a $30,000 grand prize.", the company explains.
“The cannabis market is a booming industry and has captured the attention of tech innovators, bringing forth the evolution of a new segment: Cannabis Technology,” said David Chao, Co-Founder and Partner of DCM. “With all signs pointing to 2019 being the year of cannabis, we created CannTech to be a platform for emerging cannabis and technology professionals to come together to get funded, educated, and connected,” said Kyle Lui, Partner at DCM.
"CannTech welcomes any cannabis entrepreneur or technology startup in North America to apply to the pitch competition, from farm management software to CBD spritzers to synthetic cannabinoids. Applications are now open, and due by Wednesday, April 17. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview between Monday, April 22 and Monday, April 29, with finalists invited to attend and pitch the esteemed panel of judges for the chance to win the $30,000 grand prize.", the company explains.
CannTech will commence on May 7th from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm at The Pearl located at 601 19th Street, San Francisco; more information can be found at this link. DCM is offering a number of complimentary tickets to technology professionals and aspiring cannabis founders interested in learning more about the space. Those interested in attending the event can apply here for an invite.